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Autoart Lamborghini Gallardo Review
Authored by Gary
 
 

Manufacturer

 

AUTOart

 

Scale

 

1:18

 

Category

 

Mid Range

 
 
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About the model

The Autoart Lamborghini Gallardo comes in black, silver, orange, and yellow metallic colours. The black and orange versions have clear engine covers instead of the louver type on the other colours. There is also an Italian police car version.

What’s in the box

Model comes in the newer Autoart window boxes, with the plastic exoskeleton. The back of the packaging is not “windowed” and contains a little fact sheet about the 1:1 Gallardo. Weirdly, stickers are still used to hold the front compartment closed, when almost all new window boxes use metal wires to do that. The model is relatively heavy and feels well put together.

Exterior

This model comes in a metallic black, with a very realistic distribution and size of the metal flakes. Actually, it’s almost a non-metallic black at first glance, and I only noticed the metal flakes when I looked closely. The paint is nice and smooth, with no orange peel or discolouration anywhere. However, the lack of discolouration may be due to the black colour, as the colours (i.e. orange, yellow, and especially silver) might have discolouration present. A little interesting point to note, the Gallardo is quite large. Even though it’s shorter than the Murcielago, I didn’t expect it to be so wide and long.

Stance is relatively correct, but I keep thinking it might be a tad too high. The front end looks great, with real metal mesh closing the perforated intakes, and beautiful stub-free front lights. The light clusters are individually molded, with a clear light cover. However, one of the light covers on my example fell off (nothing broken) and had to be re-glued on. The Lamborghini logo is a raised piece, but it looks to be only a tampo. The single wiper is well detailed. The side mirrors are well done, and feels very sturdy. Shutlines around the trunk are very small.

The side looks great as well. The side marker is a separate clear orange piece, with no attachment stub. The vents behind the doors look to be perforated, with closed metal mesh. The door handle deserves mention, as it’s really well molded and is useful for getting the doors open. The doors also have side windows, which is an “upgrade” from the Murcielago. One note, the side skirts are well done too, but they seem to be plastic, so be careful when handling those parts.

Rear looks good, with real metal mesh closing the vents. The lights look okay, with small attachment stubs at the bottom edge, but aren’t too noticeable. They could be more 3D looking though, as they look kind of flat as is. The Lamborghini lettering is tampoed on, and looks good. The chromed muffler tips are hollow as far as I can see. The plastic engine cover is a smoke clear colour, which gives a view of the engine. There are two metal “vent covers” on the engine cover, and one came off on my example, which was easily re-glued back on. Shutlines on the engine cover are good.

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